Poll: Are you going to jailbreak your iPad 2?

TiPb Asks: Are you going to jailbreak your iPad 2?

The iPad 2 Jailbreak is finally here, courtesy of JailbreakMe.com, but will you use it? iOS 4.3 is solid and iOS 5 is just around the corner with Notification Center, iMessages, and more. So is the need to Jailbreak still compelling?

I'm still on the fence myself, so help me make up my mind before iPad Live this Sunday. If you're going to Jailbreak, let me know and tell me why. If not, same deal.

Help me TiPb Nation, you're my only hope!


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There are 22 comments. Add yours.

Ian Eberle says:

I don't believe in jailbreaking, because I like the pure Apple experience.

Dpray2320 says:

Yes. I jailbroke... Custom wigets, black keyboard, notification upgrades and more apps... Its only been 2 hrs and I'm still customizing my ipad 2.... Jailbreak works without a flaw (so far)... U can also customize ur icons... Potential is endless.... Ios 5 comes out soon so i'll just upgrade when it comes out.... No problem... No worries... Might as well enjoy it... ITs FREE!

Prause Michal says:

Well, I am a total greenhorn when it comes to iDevices..so I don't see why to jailbreak

Prause Michal says:

Well, I am a total greenhorn when it comes to iDevices..so I don't see why to jailbreak

Muenzenhamster says:

My sleep/power button fried, so I jailbroke to allow me put my phone to sleep by pushing both volume buttons simultaneously. You have no idea what a pain it is to change a song, only to find that the darn thing has opened every app on the home screen after putting it in your pocket (or been recording a video, or called someone, et cetera). Yes, surprisingly the lining of a pocket is just thin enough to allow the capacitive touchscreen to register some screwy things by rubbing on your thigh!

Indraneel_xl says:

Will wait till iOS5 & jb for it..'coz I don't want to get used to any JB app & then loose it after iOS5 upgrade

Tom says:

Thank you Deanisdunn! So many people are writing lose as "loose" that I was beginning to think it was British usage, before I double-checked! I let loose some gas to lose some pressure. How difficult is that?

WreakingHavoc says:

I'm not entirly happy with the jailbreak on my i4 and I have very few tweaks on it. I could live without JB on my ipad2 as iOS 5 will cover what I JB for. I was tempted to JB to get RetinaPad but will wait it out for now.

Levi says:

I tried it out today, just out of curiosity... I restored it a few hours later after playing with it for a while. There are some pretty cool things, but most of the good tweaks cost a pretty good amount of money and don't really seem worth it in the long run. I'll just stick to the normal iOS.

Munq says:

I wanted to be able to stream to it over AirPlay.

Deanisdunn says:

You know you're going to jailbreak it, why bother pretending your going to ask these mutants how they feel

MooPenguin32 says:

I want to jailbreak just so I can easily backup app data and then restore it using DataDepositApp.

Karloffpropaganda says:

I'm so undecided.
I love to keep my iDevices 'au naturale', the way God in his infinite wisdom intended, but I also really want to use them as AirPlay receivers as £110 is a lot to pay for an Apple TV when I only want that one function. Also looking forward to iOS 5 to infect my iDevices too, I'll think about it.
What a rubbish post I just wrote..!

myPhone says:

If you are just looking to have your iOS devices be receivers for the content in your iTunes library, then you don't need to Jailbreak. It's called Home Sharing - been in place since 4.3.

ctucker10 says:

I've heard some jailbreakers say that their iPhones are less stable afterwards. I'm curious, how can that possibly be an acceptable tradeoff?

Dustin says:

Lol, there is nothing unstable about the jailbreak itself. Instabilities come from installing too many cydia apps. Install one at a time and make sure your iphone is working before installing another. Uninstall any app that slows down your iPhone or wastes battery.

phinx404 says:

i left early from work to get home downgrade from iOS5 Beta2 bakc to 4.3.3 and reload everything and jailbreak it again. the jailbreak took all of about 5 secs to do its thing! crazy fast over redsnow/greenpoison

Dustin says:

I jumped on it so fast. There are so many jailbreak apps I missed out on with the ipad2. I can now play videos without converting first, play emulators with up to 4 connected wiimotes!

Mikeed8986 says:

after jailbreaking previous iphones (3G/s) i found myself spending much too much time tweaking packages and such. i woke up one morning and began tweaking my phone when i realized "wtf am i doing?". went back to pure and havent jailbroken since and probably never will again. like a few others have said, i just want a phone that does what it does whenever i need it to with the occasional extra on bored moments. i can't stand taking time out of my day to tweak and play with my phone anymore when there are other things worth the time. just a humble point of view.
plus i now work in IT so i already have to tweak for a living, don't want to be doing it in my down time. the curse of IT professionals i suppose.

Mikeed8986 says:

goes for the ipad 2 as well and even more so as the ipad is not missing any functionality as it stands especially without any competition really making anyone feel any lacking. except maybe for flash?
only reason anyone would jailbreak the iphone itself is to unristrict 3g and the ipad doesnt have that need. or download illegally free apps. =D

Metsgiantsfan234 says:

I jailbroke my iPad 2, but then realized that the jailbreak experience was not as good on the iPad as it is on the iPhone. So...I restored my iPad from backup about 30 mins later.